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1000. Service of documents on directors, secretaries and others

Past version: effective from 14/06/2015 - 13/06/2015
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(1) A document may be served on a person to whom this section applies if it is—
(a) delivered to him in person, or
(b) left at his residential or service address, or
(c) sent by post to him at his service address.
(2) This section applies to a director, secretary or registered agent of a company.
(3) This section applies whatever the purpose of the document in question.

It is not restricted to service for purposes arising out of or in connection with the appointment or position mentioned in subsection (2) or in connection with the company concerned.
(4) For the purposes of subsection (3)(c), service (whether the expression "serve" or the expression "give" or "send" or any other expression is used) of documents by post is, unless the contrary intention appears, deemed to be effected by properly addressing, pre-paying and posting a letter containing the document and, unless the contrary is proved, effected at the time at which the letter would be delivered in the ordinary course of post and, as it applies in relation to that subsection, the proper address of a person is—
(a) in the case of a firm incorporated or formed in the Abu Dhabi Global Market, its registered or principal office, or the registered office of its registered agent
(b) in the case of a firm incorporated or formed outside the Abu Dhabi Global Market —
(i) if it has a place of business in the Abu Dhabi Global Market, its principal office in the Abu Dhabi Global Market, or
(ii) if it does not have a place of business in the Abu Dhabi Global Market, its registered or principal office,
(c) in the case of an individual, his last known address.
(5) In the case of a creditor of the company a document is treated as given to him if it is left or sent by post to him—
(a) at the place of business of his with which the company has had dealings by virtue of which he is a creditor of the company, or
(b) if there is more than one such place of business, at each of them.
(6) Further provision as to service and other matters is made in the company communications provisions (see section 1003).
(7) Nothing in this section shall be read as affecting any applicable law, regulation, or rule of law under which permission is required for service out of the jurisdiction.